Welcome to, the home of landscape photography by Adam Thompson and a place for you to learn to better your photography and adventure skills!

Not only does this website provide you access to Adam’s complete photography portfolio, but it also allows you to learn the skills you need to better your time in the wilderness and to advance your photography.

Since this amount of information on this vast a subject matter can be quite overwhelming, I’ve created this welcome guide to help you get started.

To make your life easier, I’ve created this step-by-step guide to help you get started using this site effectively. I recommend that you scroll down and read each step, but you can also jump to any given step using the following links:

Step 1: Get to Know Me

Step 2: What You’ll Learn

Step 3: Join the Community

Step 4: Start Exploring the Site: The Best Photography & Adventure Tips, Tricks, Tutorials, Videos, and More

Step 1: Get to Know Me

For those of you that haven’t ascertained this yet, my name is Adam. It’s nice to meet you! I couldn’t be more happy to have you here! 🙂

Enjoying the view of Pine Island Double Falls, Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky.

It has been many years now since I first picked up a camera. Like many who get started in the hobby, I began looking for anything and everything to take pictures of. Eventually, shooting my home city became boring, so I started searching for something new. This is what lead me to the Red River Gorge in Kentucky. The discovery of this amazing landscape would forever change the course of my life!

I very quickly became obsessed with shooting landscapes and started dedicating every waking minute to learning how to better my photography. In the process, I began to go on more and more outdoor adventures, discovering even more amazing landscapes.

Since that time, I have photographed countless vast landscapes, hundreds of waterfalls, and a plethora of natural arches.

Throughout my time as a photographer, I have learned a lot. It has become my goal to help teach others what I have learned.

Writing tutorials to help others learn what I know in turn helps make me a better photographer and adventurer. It’s a win-win situation where we both learn!

If you’d like to learn more about me, feel free to check out the About Me page for more information.

Step 2: What You’ll Learn

  • Photography Techniques: The best camera settings and shooting techniques to use for any situation.

  • Photo Editing: Learn to edit your photos in Lightroom and Photoshop with comprehensive tutorials. Learn how to edit your pictures from start to finish to get great results.

  • Effective Wilderness Travel: Learn everything you need to know to effectively navigate and survive on your wilderness adventures.

  • Learn from an Actual Human: My goal is to teach you what you need to know in the most efficient and effective way possible. This means that I’m not here to overload you with a bunch of senseless jargon and useless information. I want to teach you things in the way I’d want to learn them!

Step 3: Join the Community

There’s more to Serial Photog than just me or this blog. There’s also an amazing community of like-minded individuals!

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Step 4: Start Exploring the Site – Free Photo & Adventure Tips, Tutorials and More

Here I have included some of my favorite photography & adventure tips, tutorials, and pages to help get things started.

The Definitive Guide to Aperture & Depth of Field

Learn to master the art of depth of field in your photography by learning the best f-stop values to use for controlling your aperture in any given shooting scenario. This is one of the most fundamental skills for taking your photography to the next level!

How to Read a Topographic Map

Learn the basic skill of reading a topographic map. This is an essential skill that every wilderness traveler must learn to master. It can quite literally be the difference between life and death in the wilderness! 

Calculating the slowest shutter speed for milky way photography.

Calculating the Correct Shutter Speed for Milky Way Photography

When photographing the milky way, you want to leave your shutter open for as long as you can to gather as much light as possible. The trick is to pick the right shutter speed so you don’t get star trails. This handy guide will teach you how to do just that. 

Stacking Milky Way Images in Starry Landscape Stacker

This tutorial will teach you everything you need to know to start stacking your milky way images using the Starry Landscape Stacker program for MacOS. Stacking is a secret weapon technique that allows photographers to achieve clean, low-noise images of the night sky.

A Gentle Introduction to CalTopo

If you’re going to be traveling through the wilderness you better know where you’re going! CalTopo is an amazing, free tool to help you plan your backcountry trips and to make custom maps. This comprehensive guide will teach you all the basics that you need to know to get started using CalTopo. This is an essential tool for any wilderness traveler!

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A mountain stream in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.

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